Bubbles. That’s just what we need here, I thought. A friend’s husband and daughter had come over to pick up some furniture. They were expected; three-year-old Alianna was not. When she was introduced to me, she pirouetted, revealing the flair … Read the rest
When I married Allen, fishing came with the territory. Not only would I enjoy the thrill of hooking salmon off Canada’s west coast, but I would also experience fishing for people in ways I never expected.
After a dramatic conversion … Read the rest
We’ve all heard of the Great Commission, Jesus’ last command to His disciples: “Go . . . make disciples of all the nations . . .” (Matthew 28:19). Many have been moved by it. But many others, although they know … Read the rest
For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised … Read the rest
Sleep eluded me. Tears slid down my cheeks as I tossed and turned.
Two days before, my husband died from a sudden heart attack. My world shattered, my heart ripped apart. Married for twenty years, two had become one; half … Read the rest
Kingdom. It’s one of the grandest ideas in Scripture.
We see it in the beginning when God fashions a realm and commissions His image-bearing creatures — man and woman — to take dominion and rule on His behalf (Genesis 1:26-28). … Read the rest
When we think of the book of Revelation, the first things that come to mind are mysterious symbolism and apocalyptic imagery. But one of its most significant characteristics may be one we tend to miss: a consistent message of hope … Read the rest
I don’t remember the exact details that prompted my friend to say it, but I do recall being a young believer at the time, struggling with something that wasn’t going my way. I carelessly blamed my difficulty on the schemes … Read the rest
This year we discussed the revelation, inspiration, canonization, and preservation of the Bible. In this last study, we turn to the illumination and application of Scripture.
The Holy Spirit reveals meaning to people Jesus dwells in. That’s the process of … Read the rest
Paul and other apostles evidently thought that the Messiah would return in their generation. Frequently, New Testament writers referred to their time as the “last days” or as the “last hour” (Acts 2:16, 17; Romans 13:11; Hebrews 1:1, 2; James … Read the rest